- May 14, 2016
6'4 295lbs (future 3/4-star DT) out of Melbourne, goes to 7A school Viera.
Has been very productive in his first two seasons, finished his Sophomore year with 61tcks 21TFL's & 9 sacks & has a total of 107tcks 26TFL's & 18 sacks in two years as a starter.
Big naturally strong kid that has very good hand fighting, he understands how to use his arm length to get on the inside of the Guard & use his leverage to shed blocks. Has good technique in splitting & swimming through blocks. Has very nimble feet for a kid his size, moves very well & has a quick first step. Can easily bull rush due to his pure strength & size, but also uses good rip technique & some counter moves. Is a stout run defender & disruptive interior rusher that lives in the backfield. Can play 0-tech, 1-tech, 2 or 3-tech, is a 2 gap lineman with high upside.
Miami being smart getting in early, were his 2nd major offer, but is a kid that will blow up over the next two season as he hits the camp circuit. We also recently offered one of his former teammates 2021 DE Julius Barfield.
Only offer thus far from Illinois.